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Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 Ocula Report Ocula 报告|Condo Shanghai 2019 展览看点 11 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

即将于2019年7月13开幕的第二届 Condo Shanghai,联合上海7座画廊/艺术机构与14 家来自全球11个不同的城市,如东京、首尔、雅加达、巴尔的摩、洛杉矶、伦敦、纽约、危地马拉城、利马和墨西哥城,为实验性展览营造了一个更切实可行的国际环境。以下是Ocula的展览看点。周奥,《景观/对象WA》(2016)。橡木上固化油墨打印,左: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,中: 121.92 × 152.4 cm,右: 55.88 × 147.32 cm,图片提供:马凌画廊,上海。马凌画廊 × 80m2 Livia Benavides × LABOR × Proyectos Ultravioleta马凌画廊 |...

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Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables Ocula Conversation Wong Ping: Hong Kong Fables

There is something irrepressibly compelling about the lewd animated videos of Wong Ping. Is it their flat surfaces rendered in popping colours? Or their dark narratives that resonate with the deepest recesses of the human psyche? They have been included in an impressive repertoire of group exhibitions in recent years, including One Hand Clapping at...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Li Zhanyang

b. 1969, China

Li Zhanyang’s sculptures are like 3D video grabs of life in Beijing’s teeming streets. “My works are created to tell stories,” he says—rollicking stories of thieves and prostitutes, cops and drunks. He has been drawn to crowds since he was a child; his first painting, done at age thirteen, was of a food market. Moving to the big city in his late twenties, Li Zhanyang would spend hours in louche bars, seeing “whatever there was to see”, then go home and sculpt the scenes from memory. He went on to recreate gambling dens, railway stations, brothels and bus stops. Once, Chinese sculptures had to be monumental, heavy with political messages. Li Zhanyang’s work is happily trivial and frequently vulgar. In works like Traffic Accident (2001), he packs a single incident with multiple smaller stories. Often, as in The Well (2007), he incorporates events from folktales, rendering them as contemporary events, the kind of thing seen every night on China’s TV news. 

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital, MÁRMAKOS at Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
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26 February–8 May 2015 Ai WeiWei, Hu Qingyan, Li Zhanyang, Liu Ding, Not Vital MÁRMAKOS Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne
Contemporary art exhibition, Li Zhanyang, The Nightmare at Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing
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3 March–29 April 2012 Li Zhanyang The Nightmare Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing

In Related Press

'28 Chinese' exhibit opens at Asian Art Museum Related Press '28 Chinese' exhibit opens at Asian Art Museum The Daily Californian : 18 June 2015

This summer at the Asian Art Museum, 8,000 sheets of calligraphy paper hang suspended by cotton threads. Silence is palpable within Zhu Jinshi’s interactive Boat (2012) installation. A visitor walking through the towering tunnel seems to simultaneously advance and recede.Like Boat, the exhibition 28 Chinese reflects a concern that...

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